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Thieves target cars at the Denver Zoo for break-ins

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Cars parked at the Denver Zoo. Dec. 20, 2012

DENVER — Despite keeping some of the most ferocious creatures of the animal kingdom, it’s thieves that Denver Zoo customers are being warned about after an increasing number of car break-ins ahead of the holiday season.

According to Denver Police, there have been at least five burglaries of vehicles near the Denver Zoo in recent weeks.

Thieves, according to police reports, are waiting until after sunset before breaking car windows in an effort to snatch purses, electronics, and holiday presents.

“Unfortunately people are taking advantage of the folks that are there,”  said Denver Police spokesperson Sonny Jackson in an interview on Thursday.

The zoo, which is hosting a holiday light spectacular, is adding extra security, lights, and signs in response to the break-ins.

Experts recommend zoo customers park in well lighted areas and keep electronics, valuables, and Christmas presents out of plain view.

 

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